A HEARTBROKEN family have spoken out after their mum was offered a Covid vaccine two weeks after she died from the virus.

Wendy Morton, 57, passed away from coronavirus after two weeks at Basildon Hospital.

Her daughter Aimee, 20, revealed how a letter arrived offering Wendy her Covid vaccine, just two weeks after she died from coronavirus.

Aimee, who is now the “mum of the house”, and is looking after her 18-year-old sister, has now set up a fundraiser for Basildon Hospital, who cared for Wendy “until the very end.”

More than £2,000 has been raised in a week.

Aimee said: “The last time we spoke to mum was a week before she died. The nurses were putting her into a coma on ITU, we could barely hear what she was saying.

“It was horrible seeing the letter come through in the post

“It’s horrible not having her in the house.

“She would do anything for anyone. She was one in a million.

“She was really vulnerable with her COPD and her asthma

“She had the most contagious laugh in the world, was always the first one up dancing and didn’t have a care in the world. 

“We all have some of the best memories of her that we will cherish forever and ever.

“We’re a massive family and Mum loved spending time with all of us. The house would always be full of noise and laughter.”

Wendy, who passed away on January 16, leaves behind six children and six grandchildren.

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Aimee, from Chadwell St Mary, is planning to use the money raised to give care packages to staff at Basildon Hospital as a thank you. 

She added: “If she had made a full recovery would of been doing plenty to help the staff who cared for her. 

“She has left the biggest hole in everyone’s heart.

“I’ve been furloughed for a year and it’s been really hard not being busy without mum.

“It’s been really tricky organising her funeral with Covid going on.

“We all love and miss her so much and she will be in our hearts forever and always.

“She was such a naughty nanny, always up to mischief, prank calling her friends, wrestling with the boys, and just generally wanted to put a smile on their little faces.

“If you were in a room with her you’d sure be laughing too. She was a character with a big personality.

“All of her kids count her as a best friend.”

Wendy caught the virus around the turn of the year, and was rushed to Basildon Hospital on January 6.

She was then moved to intensive care a few days later.

Aimee’s care packages will be given to staff across the hospital.

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